| May 7, 2014
| 7:20 PM
A Los Angeles councilman wants to tighten city control over solar installations after one proposed project -- an array of 3,500 solar cells slated for Lake View Terrace -- set off an uproar among neighbors in a rural, residential, horse-keeping area....
| May 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
CHICAGO — On Monday, President Obama plans to unveil what is likely to be the most significant initiative of his presidency to combat climate change: a new rule to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants, the country's single...
| May 29, 2014
| 4:00 AM
President Obama will unveil a rule Monday intended to confront climate change by cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the nation's greatest source of the heat-trapping gas.
Obama plans to bypass Congress and use his authority under the...
| May 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
1. A bright idea gets cheaper. Since 2007, the cost to buy a solar power system has fallen by about 50 percent, to an average upfront cost of $4,590 per kilowatt, says the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). (A...
| May 30, 2014
| 11:03 AM
State legislators Friday passed a bill that will open up money to purchase solar energy for Illinois consumers.
The bill passed easily in both chambers and will allow Illinois to purchase solar power until a more permanent solution is presented to fix...
| May 9, 2014
| 12:37 PM
President Obama appears to have warmed up to Wal-Mart, much to the frustration of his party's labor wing.
As a candidate for president six years ago, the then-senator from Illinois reportedly declared he would not shop at the mega-retailer long targeted...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 9:00 PM
| Mar 18, 2014
| 10:16 AM
The cost of Oak Park's all-renewable energy is expected to rise about 20 percent in June when the village will start a new contract under its Community Choice Aggregation energy program.
The existing contract with energy supplier Integrys expires in...
| Apr 24, 2014
Re "The right takes aim at the solar industry," April 20
The vast sums of money used by the Koch brothers and their ilk originated from average Americans fueling their vehicles and powering their homes.
Billions of dollars are sucked out of our...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 9:19 AM
Who says it’s not easy being green?
When it comes to installing and operating a swimming pool, there are plenty of options that will allow consumers to have the pool of their dreams while protecting and preserving the environment.
It is more...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 1:43 PM
Plants are an engineering marvel of nature. Fueled by sunlight, they recycle our carbon dioxide waste into fresh oxygen for us to breathe. Plus, they make the world prettier. But, with a little help from us humans, can they be coaxed to do even more?...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Home and business owners looking to switch to solar energy can learn more through the Solarize Enfield program, which offers discounts on solar panel installations.
On Saturday, homeowners Al and Denise Lancaster will offer a tour of their home,...